4 Quick & Affordable Tips To Update Your Kitchen

1. Paint Kitchen Cabinets to Give It a Fresh, Clean Look

Paint is the cheapest and easiest way to freshen up your kitchen, and it’s also the quickest! It doesn’t take much time or money to get that fresh new look in your kitchen with simple paint. Painting kitchen cabinets can go a long way in helping to freshen up your kitchen and improve the look of your space.

1. Clean –

Clean off any dust or dirt on your cabinets. Dust and dirt can be an irritating factor when you are painting your cabinets so it is important to clean them off first. We suggest using sugar soap as a cleaning agent as it does a great job of getting grime away without damaging your surfaces.

2. Prep –

Sand the surface of your cabinet with 150 grit sandpaper until it has a smooth surface, then wipe down with a wet cloth or tack cloth for any dust, dirt, etc., that may have been sanded up.

3. Undercoat your kitchen cabinets –

Make sure to use a good quality undercoat for your cabinets as this will allow better adhesion for your final coat. This is particularly important if your final coat is going to be an enamel style paint as this paint can chip off somewhat easier.

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4. Paint your kitchen cabinets in your favourite colour –

Now the fun part! Choosing the colour you want to paint your kitchen cabinets. While there are a million and one colours to choose from, it can get a little daunting to select the right one. We suggest spending a few hours on Pinterest or picking up a design mag from your local news agency to get inspiration.

2. Get New Countertops for Your Kitchen to Enhance Its Design

Countertops are a significant part of any kitchen design and are often the focal point of conversation. There are many different kinds of countertops, and you can get a new one to match your style.

There are many types of countertops to choose from, and they range in price, durability, quality, and other factors. You can find countertops for your kitchen that will be cost-effective for you while still looking great.

As countertops can be expensive (especially if your taste is marble or granite), one great hack is to just paint them using a special benchtop paint system. These are usually available from your local hardware store and in a range of different colours.

3. Create a New Kitchen Island or Cabinet to Add Extra Storage Space

To add a little extra storage space to your kitchen, you can add an additional island or cabinet.

This could be a large island which can act as a table for eating on and also double as a storage space for pots and pans, or it could be a small kitchen appliance station that’s built into the wall and is perfect for storing all of your cooking utensils.

If you want to go down this road, you can get your furniture custom designed, you can pick these little islands up from spots like Ikea for a very reasonable price or even try your hand at making them yourself.

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4. Paint Your Window Frames

Believe it or not, adding a touch of paint to your window frames can quickly brighten your entire kitchen. Many older window frames are dark and outdated, and adding a touch of white (or even another colour if you’re bold enough) can add a new and fresh tone to your kitchen.

Of course, a major way to improve your kitchen is to install new metal or timber windows – but this option might prove a little expensive for those on a budget.

So there you have it – 4 super quick and cost effective ways to update your kitchen. 

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